BORDERS researcher Aaron Elkins was awarded the top student paper award at the Fifth Annual DHS University Network Summit for his paper: “Vocal Analysis Software for Security Screening: Validity and Deception Detection Potential.” During the summit’s Student Day activities, Aaron also served as a speaker on the Greenfield Aviation Security panel. In 2010, Aaron was selected by DHS as one of the “best and brightest young student researchers” from the US and UK to attend a workshop on the future of aviation security, called the Greenfield Aviation Security Workshop. During the UP Summit panel, Aaron introduced the Greenfield research methodology employed during two aviation security workshops, sponsored by DHS and UK Home Office. The purpose of these workshops was to identify what aviation security could and should be in 2027.
Aaron is a Management Information Systems (MIS) doctoral candidate researching rapid screening technologies for detecting deception, emotion, and hostile intent using voice and language.